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Police in Newtown, Connecticut, are reporting multiple injuries after shots were fired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please scroll down for the latest updates.

BREAKING — Hartford Courant: Shots fired at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut; reports of injuries

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012

Newtown Bee: All Newtown schools on lockdown after shots fired at elementary school

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012

Twitter users are scrambling to find information about friends and loved ones.

School shooting at sandy hook. I hope my mom is ok

— Joey vanVeen (@jpvan18) December 14, 2012

Kinda freaking out that there was a shooting at a Newtown CT school….my aunt works at a school there.

— Shelley (@shelley1005) December 14, 2012

Omg a shooting at sandy hook school, if anyone has info let me know

— Andrea Yates (@Majorhajzer) December 14, 2012

SHOOTING AT SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY? MY DAD WORKS THERE OH FUCK!

— Jeff Spencer (@jeffslametweets) December 14, 2012

Photojournalist Kevin Wiles is listening to radio traffic and tweeting reports on the situation.

Units are still working to secure/clear the school

— Kevin Wiles, Jr (@kwilesjrphoto) December 14, 2012

1 EMS Unit reporting they have a GSW to the leg – conscious and alert at this time – will require transport

— Kevin Wiles, Jr (@kwilesjrphoto) December 14, 2012

More from the scene of the shooting:

Newtown Bee: One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded.

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

#Newtown groups of students, some crying being escorted away from the school

— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) December 14, 2012

Parents are being asked to stay away from the school until further notice.

Newtown officials reporting shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.Officials go parents: Stay by phone. Do not go to school.

— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) December 14, 2012

There are unconfirmed reports that two shooters are involved.

CT state police in #Newtown: Possibly two shooters, suspect car appears to be in parking lot. patch.com/A-0tTt

— Newtown Patch (@NewtownPatch) December 14, 2012

A teacher may be among the shooting victims.

BREAKING: Entire Newton CT school district in lockdown following shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. Reports a teacher may have been shot.

— Spencer Allan Brooks (@SpencerSays) December 14, 2012

WTNH: Witness says she saw two children — one had bloody face, other had hand injury. #Newtown

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

Newton Bee: 1 child carried from school by police officer “apparently seriously wounded” goo.gl/bSwrg

— T.J. Ortenzi (@tjortenzi) December 14, 2012

Photo from the Newtown Bee of students evacuating, crying twitter.com/michaelhayes/s…

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

SWAT teams are reportedly preparing to go in, suggesting that one or more shooters are still in the school building.

ABC News reports State Police SWAT Teams en route to Newtown CT2 CT sources say this is an “active shooter” situation at elementary school

— Shushannah Walshe (@shushwalshe) December 14, 2012

Per the state police, one shooter is dead.

state police say one shooter is dead, earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed #Newtown

— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) December 14, 2012

Terrified parents are gathering at the scene.

https://twitter.com/jtes/status/279614673404456960

Approaching school. Parents can be seen running up and down hill to Rocky hill elementary school. #Newtown #BreakingNews

— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlemNBCct) December 14, 2012

State Police have scheduled a presser for 1 p.m. ET.

State Police say press conference scheduled for 1 regarding shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary #breakingnews

— Aaron Mesmer (@news12ctaaron) December 14, 2012

The full extent of the injuries is still unknown, but multiple people have been taken to the hospital and there are reports that in addition to the shooter, at least one person is dead.

Danbury hospital source confirms for NBC CT that three people have been transported there from Sandy Hook elementary.

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

#Newtown school shooter dead. A volunteer EMS spokesperson says four injured, all adults, taken to Danbury Hospital.

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

ABC News reports according to Newtown Police dispatcher there is at least 1 other person who was shot in addition to the shooter who is dead

— Shushannah Walshe (@shushwalshe) December 14, 2012

Reports suggest it is no longer an active shooting scene.

Connecticut police say no longer an “active shooting” at Sandy Hook School. patch.com/A-0tTt– @newtonpatch #Newton #CT

— Aaron (- AAA -) (@AboveAverageA) December 14, 2012

Connecticut Gov. Malloy is aware of the situation, but isn’t providing additional details at this time.

State Police are coordinating w/ federal & local authorities in #Newtown. Will provide add’l updates as they become available.

— Governor Dan Malloy (@GovMalloyOffice) December 14, 2012

Evacuated students are finally being reunited with their parents. One says his teacher was shot.

NBC: Kids are starting to be reunited with parents #newtown #shooting

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

Mother walked by me crying “I have the boys”. Parents reuniting with children now. #Newtown

— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlemNBCct) December 14, 2012

Parents coming out with children. One parent says his child said someone came into class and shot teacher.

— Robert Goulston (@rgoulston) December 14, 2012

Parents reuniting with their kids. Still chaotic scene #Newtownlockerz.com/s/268916448 lockerz.com/s/268916602

— Ayana Harry FoxCT (@AyanaHarry) December 14, 2012

There are reports that the principal is dead.

Shooting at sandy hook elementary. Principal dead, teacher shot in foot. Minor injuries to kids. Still unfolding. 2 shooters.

— Melissa Mason (@MelissasHope) December 14, 2012

Wow. A live TV report with a parent just blurted out the prinicpal of the Newtown CT elementary school was killed, multiple kids shot.

— Cody Hills (@chillsocray) December 14, 2012

Multiple witnesses say the school’s principal was killed, another teacher was shot. The last bit is from a teacher.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

Police confirm that two gunmen were involved.

[Just in] Police tell ABC News two gunmen involved in Connecticut school shooting – @itsdavidford

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

One classroom has not been evacuated yet.

One classroom inside #Newtown‘s Sandy Hook Elementary has not yet been evacuated, per WTNH.

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

Children are reportedly among the victims. One child is reportedly dead.

Children among victims in #Newtown elem school shooting, per @hartfordcourant.

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

UPDATE: Witness tells WTNH: Little girl shot, limp in the arms of an officer who was carrying her out of the school. #newtown ht: @jtes

— Luis Gomez (@RunGomez) December 14, 2012

CT Post reporting multiple deaths, including one child.

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012

Officials report 3 victims in #Newtown shooting. Have not yet confirmed ages. #Newtown

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

3rd grader tells me she was in gym class and heard gunshots. Entire class huddled in corner to stay safe. #Newtown

— Liz Dahlem (@lizdahlemNBCct) December 14, 2012

School districts in other local towns are also on lockdown.

Three neighboring CT town school districts on lockdown: Brookfield, Bethel, Monroe. #newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

Two handguns have been recovered by authorities.

WNBC: The alleged shooter is an adult. Two handguns recovered from the scene.

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

A rumor is circulating that the principal was targeted.

Former Sandy Hook student on the scene: “I heard that the principal was targeted.” – WNBC

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

Just awful:

Hartford Courant: Sources are now confirming some of the dead are children. #Newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

NBC CT: At least one teacher shot in the foot, AP reports #newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

At least some of the shootings occurred in a kindergarten classroom, unclear if that is where dead gunmen was found. #Newtown

— Dave Altimari (@davealtimari) December 14, 2012

Danbury Hospital, where some victims were taken, is now on lockdown.

Danbury Hospital: “To date, three patients have been transported to Danbury Hospital from the scene.” (1/2)

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012

“Out of abundance of caution and not because of any direct threat Danbury Hospital is under lockdown.” facebook.com/danburyhospita…

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012

Early reports of a second shooter have not been confirmed.

state police say one shooter is dead, earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed #Newtown

— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) December 14, 2012

State Police SWAT team has cleared the Sandy Hook Eelementary School, still unclear if there was second gunmen. #Newtown

— Dave Altimari (@davealtimari) December 14, 2012

More on the early stages of the investigation:

Police have surrounded a purple van at 33 Crosby Street in Danbury that may be connected to Newtown school shooting.

— Connecticut Post (@connpost) December 14, 2012

Report of police activity on Philow Curtis Road, possibly connected to the shooting. Also cops descended on White Street in Danbury.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

Chilling:

DEVELOPING: @johnmillercbs reports preliminary information indicates a student’s father was CT school gunman.

— Luis Gomez (@RunGomez) December 14, 2012

#Newtown Gunman was a parent of a student, had confrontation with principal, @cbsnews reports.

— Harrison Golden (@harrisongolden) December 14, 2012

A school psychologist may also be among the victims.

CNN is reporting that the principal and school psychologist are dead, according to a parent. #newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

The latest reports indicate one child, the principal and a school psychologist were killed.

One child at the school has died in the NewTown, CT shooting, according to CBS News

— Rodrigo (@RodrigoEBR) December 14, 2012

The principal and a school psychologist were killed in Friday’s shooting at a Connecticut elementary school -CNN’s Meredith Artley

— Rodrigo (@RodrigoEBR) December 14, 2012

The vice principal was shot in the foot or the leg, according to a parent who was at the school during the incident -CNN’s Meredith Artley

— Rodrigo (@RodrigoEBR) December 14, 2012

It is expected the official death toll will rise.

WFSB-TV expects death toll will increase. #newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

BREAKING: @eyewitnessnyc reporting now a dozen killed or wounded in Connecticut school shooting.

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) December 14, 2012

ABC reports more than a dozen dead:

http://twitter.com/RunGomez/statuses/279639762594308097

ABC News has confirmed more than a dozen people have been shot or killed in the CT school shooting.

— damianholbrook (@TVGMDamian) December 14, 2012

BREAKING — At least 20 people shot at elementary school, Hartford Courant reports

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012

This unspeakable tragedy gets worse:

BREAKING NEWS — At least 27 dead in elementary school shooting, CBS News reports

— Michael van Poppel (@mpoppel) December 14, 2012

.@johnmillercbs “this is preliminary information”, we have been told by officials that the number they are working with is 27 dead.

— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2012

CBS reporting 14 victims are children.

— Brett LoGiurato (@BrettLoGiurato) December 14, 2012

.@foxct reporting that an entire classroom of students unaccounted for

— Nick Rondinone (@nickrondinone) December 14, 2012

CBS News graphic reporting 27 dead including 14 children in CT shooting twitter.com/TheMatthewKeys…

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

CBS: Only a few people shot needed to be treated. “The vast majority were dead.” #newtown

— Emma Gilbey Keller (@emmagkeller) December 14, 2012

Officials tell the AP that 18 children are dead.

BREAKING: Official with knowledge of Conn. school shooting: 27 dead, including 18 children

— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2012

Details on the suspected gunman are emerging:

WCBS clarification: Suspected CT school gunman in early 20s, authorities now searching gunman’s father’s home in New Jersey

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

NBC: Federal law enforcement official says gunman at Conn school was a 20-year-old man from CT carrying two handguns (@petewilliamsnbc)

— Weed Dude (@weeddude) December 14, 2012

The details are changing as quickly as the reports come in, so take all with a grain of salt until confirmed by authorities.

ABC News reports 1 shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary was a 24-year-old in a bulletproof vest with 4 guns. #developing

— Suntimes (@Suntimes) December 14, 2012

A second suspect may be in custody.

Preliminary reports that police have a second shooter in custody – CBS #newtown

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

Heartrending eyewitness reports continue to come in:

9 y/o girl says that “police with big guns” led her classmates out of the building. Asked them to cover their eyes.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

The girl’s 17 y/o brother says that he saw a girl being carried out of the school by police. Her face was pale, her body still.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

17 y.o eyewitness tells me he will never forget the image of a young child (1st or 2nd grader) lying lifeless on a stretcher. #wfsbnews

— Hena Daniels (@HenaDaniels) December 14, 2012

CNN producer on scene saw parents walking up and down the street, shouting “Why, why?”

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012

And more on the devastating news about the child victims:

The 18 murdered children are all aged 5-10. (via CBS News)

— jessica testa (@jtes) December 14, 2012

The official word from the Connecticut State Police press briefing:

Conn. State Police’s Lt. Vance: Several fatalities at the scene, both students and staff

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Conn. State Police’s Lt. Vance: Shooter is deceased inside the building

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Conn. State Police’s Lt. Vance: “The scene is secure.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Conn. State Police’s Lt. Vance: “The public is not in danger”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Very brief press conference. Little new info released. They did mention that police were called to the school around 9 a.m.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

Very brief press conference. Little new info released. They did mention that police were called to the school around 9 a.m.

— Libor Jany (@ljanyNT) December 14, 2012

Horrifying new details:

Norah O’Donnell just said that kids were killed execution style in the shooting. Jesus christ people are terrible.

— Alana Horowitz (@achorowitz) December 14, 2012

Preliminary reports that police have gone to another home in #Newtown and found a body – CBS News

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

NBC’s @petewilliamsnbc says one of the parents of the CT school shooting suspect was found dead in New Jersey.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 14, 2012

The name of the alleged shooter has been released:

CNN reporting shooter’s name is Ryan Lanza.

— Mike Hayes (@michaelhayes) December 14, 2012

#CNN‘s Susan Candiotti reporting suspected shooter is Ryan Lanza, in his 20’s.

— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) December 14, 2012

#CNN‘s Susan Candiotti reports Lanza died at the scene. His connection to school being investigated.

— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) December 14, 2012

NBC’s Pete Williams is confirming Lanza as the alleged shooter:

Federal official confirms to @petewilliamsnbc the #Newtown, Connecticut shooter name: Ryan Lanza, age 24.

— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2012

Horrible. Media outlets are reporting that Lanza’s mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook, is among the dead:

CBS News confirms CT gunman’s mother was a teacher at the elementary school, she is among those dead

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

24 yo suspect’s mother taught kindergarten at the school, went to her classroomand began shooting. Most of the victims from that class.

— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) December 14, 2012

NBC News confirms that gunman Ryan Lanza’s mother, a teacher at the #Newtown, Connecticut school, was among those found dead

— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2012

NBC is now confirming that a family member has been found dead in Lanza’s home:

NBC News: A family member of Ryan Lanza has been found shot to death at home in Newtown, CT

— Jesse Rodriguez (@JesseRodriguez) December 14, 2012

That victim may be Lanza’s father:

Fox confirms both the mother and father of shooter are dead.

— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) December 14, 2012

I’m told shooter may have killed father in NJ home, then mother in CT home, then gunned down mother’s entire kindergarten class

— RickLeventhalFoxNews (@RickLeventhal) December 14, 2012

Fox Confirms Shooter’s Father also found dead in home. RT @ap Connecticut shooter’s mother worked at school & was among the dead, say offl

— HarrisFaulkner (@HARRISFAULKNER) December 14, 2012

Just horrible.

Update:

The number of child fatalities now stands at 20:

Law enforcement official: 18 children pronounced dead at the school

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Law enforcement official: 2 children died after being transported to hospital (total 20 children killed)

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Six adults are dead:

Law enforcement official: Six adults dead in Connecticut school shooting

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

As well as the shooter:

Law enforcement official: 27 total dead, including shooter, in CT school shooting.

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Update:

Another body has been discovered, bringing the total number of fatalities to 28:

Connecticut Gov. Malloy on school shooting: Perpetrator of crime is dead, as is a person perpetrator lived with – live video

— Breaking News (@BreakingNews) December 14, 2012

Also: Additional body in New Jersey connected to this case has bumped the total number dead to 28 people.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 14, 2012

Lanza’s younger brother is reportedly currently in police custody:

The second person in custody was the brother of Ryan Lanza, the shooter, reports @petewilliamsnbc.

— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 14, 2012

President Obama has called for flags to be flown at half staff:

President Obama has ordered all U.S. flags be flown at half-staff on all state and federal buildings in the U.S. until sunset, Dec. 18.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 14, 2012

POTUS orders flags at half-staff at the White House and ll public buildings+grounds , military posts, naval stations and so forth

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 14, 2012

And gave a tearful speech:

President Obama is taking the podium, same time as the White House flag is being lowered.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 14, 2012

President Obama: Spoke with Connecticut governor and FBI director today by phone

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: Majority of those deceased in school shooting between 5 and 10 years old

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

First tear seen falling from the President’s face.

— Adam Henry (@viewofadam) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “They had their entire lives ahead of them. Birthdays, graduation, weddings. Kids of their own.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “Our hearts are broken today.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “As a country, we have been through this too many times.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

President Obama: “This evening, Michelle and I will…hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them.”

— Matthew Keys (@TheMatthewKeys) December 14, 2012

Obama quoted Psalm 147:3: “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) December 14, 2012

CNN is reporting that one of Lanza’s brothers has been found dead:

RT @fixaaron: CNN now says suspect’s brother also found dead in Hoboken, NJ.

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) December 14, 2012

And his girlfriend and friend are reportedly missing:

RT @mpoppel: RT @felix85: AP: Ryan Lanza’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey

— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) December 14, 2012

Dear Lord, this just keeps getting worse. Now, they are reporting that one of the shooter’s brothers has been found dead in a home.

— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) December 14, 2012

Some outlets are now saying that the alleged shooter’s name is Adam Lanza:

Multiple sources now saying brother of Ryan Lanza, 20-year-old Adam Lanza is the shooter.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny) December 14, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/14/breaking-shots-fired-at-newtown-conn-elementary-school-reports-of-injuries/

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